Ms Cathy McGowan AO, MP

Member for Indi, Victoria

Party
Independent
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office 1

(Principal Office)

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Postal address

117 Murphy Street
Wangaratta, VIC, 3677

Telephone:
(03) 5721 7077
Fax:
(03) 5721 7066

Electorate Office 2

79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3690

Postal address

79 High Street
Wodonga, VIC, 3690

Telephone:
(02) 60246284
Fax:
(02) 60244862

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4778
Fax:
(02) 6277 2365

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http://www.aph.gov.au/C_McGowan_MP

Electorate details

Indi, Victoria

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Indi, Victoria, 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture and Industry from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 14.5.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 10.10.16.
  • House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation from 13.6.17.
Personal
  • Born 29.11.1953, Albury, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Monash), DipEd (Melb.), MAppSc (UWS).
  • Teacher 1977-80.
  • Legislative and research assistant to the Member for Indi, EC Cameron, MP 1980-83.
  • Rural community consultant 1984-87.
  • Rural Affairs Adviser, Dept of Agriculture (Vic.) 1987-90.
  • Managing Director, Catherine McGowan Consulting (leadership, agriculture, community development) 1990-2013.
  • Lecturer, University of Western Sydney 1992-2003.
Electorate
    Description: rural.
    Location: north-eastern Victoria; the main towns include main towns include Alexandra, Beechworth, Benalla, Bright, Corryong, Eildon, Kinglake, Mansfield, Marysville, Mount Beauty, Myrtleford, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yea.
    Area: 28 567 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 103 734 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: tourism, forestry, wood chipping, viticulture, agriculture, timber processing and manufacturing.
Honours
  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, January 2004.